When we started seeing the naturally brunette Jennifer Connelly on the streets of NYC with blonde hair, we were instantly curious about the drastic change. It turns out, the new do was for her titular role in writer-director Dustin Lance Black's long-awaited drama, Virginia, out today.

Of course, Connelly isn't the first actress to stun us with sun-kissed hair for the sake of her craft. Hit the jump for a look at more brunette actresses who've gone with lighter locks for their roles.

Tags: blondes, jennifer-connelly, virginia
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